Compare 2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 Audi Q3
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
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AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV 23 29 $44,697 $47,550
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 20 27 $51,230 $54,500
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 24 33 $35,936 $38,230
GLA GLA 250 SUV 25 34 $34,056 $36,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,960
$44,697
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,000
$47,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Midsize Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 63.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 174.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.7 15.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.7 15.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 50.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 31.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 56
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 50.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/50WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 3653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3500 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4800 302 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
UA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 -
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2021 Audi Q3
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  • Lease: From $429 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: No special offers this month
  • Financing: From 0.99% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
  • 2021 GLA-Class is available
  • Lease: From $399/mo.
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Financing: 1.99% for 36 mo.
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